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Edgar Steele through the years

Edgar Steele was a little-known Sandpoint attorney when Richard Butler hired him in 2000 to defend the Aryan Nations in a lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Though Steele lost the case and the jury's $6.3 million verdict bankrupted the racist group, Steele's defense of Butler pushed him into the national spotlight in the racist movement.